This is the theme for my Halloweens!
I was wondering when I’d finally get to one of the numerous covers Marilyn Manson has done over the years, and I’m happy it was this one as it's one of my favourites, I am of course talking about ‘This Is Halloween’.
The original song was written and performed by Danny Elfman for the classic stop motion film Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas in 1993.
Manson’s version came out in 2006 with the special edition re-release of the film’s soundtrack and I’m not sure if ever played it live before then (though something tells me he did).
‘This is Halloween’ was a fun track to listen to before Marilyn got his dark little hands on it, now its fun and spooky!
He’s darkened the tone by quite a bit, added some heavy sounding guitars and used his unique vocals in a great way by voicing the individual characters as they sing the different parts.
Besides the aforementioned points, Manson didn’t change anything else, and it wouldn’t have made sense if he did, it was the perfect song for him to cover and make his own.
And make it his own he did, as we all know, Marilyn Manson loves a cover (as you’ll see as this series progresses), but this one has to be my favourites.
It’s fun to begin with and the God of Fuck added his own personal dark touch and made it amazing.